FLORIDA PROSTATE CANCER NETWORK
7th AFRICAN-AMERICAN MEN’S HEALTH FORUM
HITS RECORD HIGH
Bob Samuels, Chairman of the 7th African-American Men’s Health Forum held Saturday, March 4, 2006 stated that close to 1,400 individuals attended the event at Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus. This year’s attendance exceeded any in the past six years.
Elaine Miller, Executive Director FPCN announced this year’s event brought the total of attendees to over 8,000 for the seven-year period. The Forum’s success once again was a result of community collaborations and support from numerous agencies and volunteers. Sponsors for this year’s event were AstraZeneca, Bank of America, Florida Sentinel Bulletin, Hillsborough Community College, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, JP Morgan Chase, Lokey Motor Company, St. Joseph’s Cancer Institute, The Frank E. Duckwall Foundation, University Community Hospital, and USF Health.
Screenings for prostate cancer, colon cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and vision screening were provided by H. Lee Moffitt Lifetime Cancer Screening Center, St. Joseph’s Cancer Institute, University Community Hospital, and Prevent Blindness Florida.
Among those making Opening Remarks were Dr. Gwen Stephenson, President HCC, Dr. Stephen Klasko, Dean USF College of Medicine and VP Health Sciences, John Supernant, Director St. Joseph’s Cancer Institute, and Marlene Riveria, Community Health Services H.L. Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.
A Physicians’ Panel Discussion featuring Dr. Bryan Bognar, Dr. Christopher Garrett, Dr. Frank Mastandres, Dr. Kevin Sneed and moderated by Dr. Deanna Wathington was followed by a question and answer session.
To the enjoyment of attendees, former NFL Players Ricky Reynolds, Tyrone Keys, Mike Wynn, and James Jones were on hand to sign autographs and talk with attendees.
Florida Prostate Cancer Network (FPCN) is recognized as a model state cancer coalition by a number of agencies including: the Florida State Legislature, Florida Department of Health and the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration. FPCN’s programs include a speakers’ bureau, counseling referral program, peer counselor network, educational forums, health fairs, support groups, and a newsletter.
For more information call the Florida Prostate Cancer Network at 813-806-2800.
|Aug 23, 2005
||FPCN Founder and community activist to receive national award in New York |
| May 26, 2004
||Signature Grille Room To Donate 10% of June 2004 Profits to FPCN |
|April 7, 2004
||FPCN Chairman Announces Passage of the 2004 Prostate Cancer Education Bill |
|March 12, 2004
||Over 1000 People Attend the 4th Annual African-American Men’s Health Forum |
|January 28, 2004
||Bob Samuels receives ^Unsung Heroes In Health^ Award|
|October 7, 2003
|| Florida Prostate Cancer Network Serves More Than 300 at First Town Hall Meeting on Men^s Health |
|January 2, 2006
The Board of Directors of the Florida Prostate Cancer Network (FPCN) recently appointed Elaine Miller Executive Director of FPCN. Elaine had served as Acting Executive Director since March 2005. Prior to serving as Acting Executive Director, she held the position of Director of Programs for the Florida Prostate Cancer Network since 2003.
| January 10,2006
BOB SAMUELS, FPCN FOUNDER AND COMMUNITY ACTIVIST, TO RECEIVE NATIONAL AWARD
IN WASHINGTON JANUARY 10, 2006
Elaine Miller, Executive Director of the Florida Prostate Cancer Network announces that Bob Samuels, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Florida Prostate Cancer Network has been chosen to receive the Minority Health Community Leadership Award from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Public Health and Science, Office of Minority Health. The ceremony will take place in the Reception Hall of the National Building Museum in Washington..
The award recipient is determined based on their vision of leadership and ability to increase the awareness of health disparities in racial and ethnic minority populations through a “hands on approach”.
Media Coverage of Florida Prostate Cancer Network
|Activists, Mayor, Rescuer Among Courage Nominees |
The Tampa Tribune, January 14 2003
Town ^N Country Resident Earns Nomination For Moral Courage Award, Town ^N Country News, January 29, 2003
Prostate Cancer Puts A Scare Into Renolds,
The Tampa Tribune, September 4, 2002
Prostate Cancer Crusaders Hope to Halt Disease,
Orlando Sentinel, June 6, 2002
Profiles in Courage,
St Petersburg Times, May 28, 2002
Men^s health is no joking matter, but the Bucs are,
St Petersburg Times, February 10, 2002
Detecting Prostate Cancer Early,
The Tampa Tribune, February 4, 2002
He Conquered Cancer But Not Senate,
The Tampa Tribune, April 14, 2002
|Prostate cancer treatment: Pick one ,St Petersburg Times Online Tampa Bay, June 27, 2004
The Best Treatment is Prevention! Next is Early Detection.
A War of Strategy, Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute Newsletter, Vol. 10, Issue 2-Sept 2002
No One Answer for Testing or Treatment, FDA Consumer, Sept/Oct 1988, Revisions May 2000